"That's the measure of the club and has been for 60, 70, 80 years, it has to be the league title you are measured by, but to keep winning trophies would show they are still a club that are winning things and keeping that winning mentality".
The Portuguese duo spent over 17 years working together but Mourinho has insisted that he would not require a replacement for his national compatriot Faria at Manchester United next season.
Jose Mourinho's assistant manager Rui Faria announced yesterday that he will be stepping down from his position at Manchester United at the end of the season in hopes of managing a club himself.
"I am not training this week". I was thinking: 'Go and score, five, six, seven'.
"I'm going to have assistant coaches, I'm going to have fitness coaches, and a structure where they have specialists in different areas connected to the performance".
"A couple of years ago I thought maybe it would be a good thing to spend time with the family, but then it's about timing and opportunities", said Carrick, who made 464 appearances for United over 12 years after earlier spells with West Ham and Tottenham. "As soon as this came up I didn't think twice", he said.
"So learning from him and the backroom staff, and trying to bring the kids through and have an influence on that just fits".
Mourinho and Faria have yet one more sport collectively as United face Chelsea within the FA Cup closing at Wembley subsequent Saturday.
According to The Telegraph, any move is dependant on whether or not Benfica sack current boss Rui Vitoria, who is under mounting pressure at the Lisbon club having lost the Portuguese league to Porto this season.
"The way it looked to me at the start of the season, is that Mourinho was playing to draw with all the big boys and beat all of the lesser teams". Former Manchester United defender turned pundit, Gary Neville, has had his say on what his former side need to do this summer.